Cumulative Update Error

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Hello, 


I am running Windows 10 Home, Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288.  Since about August, I have been running into problems with the monthly cumulative updates for Windows 10 (KB5007186) and .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 (KB5006365).  Both are 2021-11 Cumulative Updates.  Their status shows Pending restart.  However, upon restart, the updates work to apply but they stop short of 25 percent and I get an error message that there was a problem and it shows that it undoing the updates.  

 

Earlier this fall, I just let it be and nothing changed.  I was never able to install the updates.  So in early November, I finally completely reformated my machine.  I believe there is a software issue - but I can't seem to narrow it down.  Here is why I say that - upon my first reformat, I installed all of my device software PRIOR to doing any Windows 10 updates after reinstalling windows.  When I installed all of the software and then tried doing all of the Windows updates, I ran into the same error (although it was for like the 2021-10 Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 and .NET at that time.  However, when I reformated a second time after running into that error again - I instead did all of the Windows Updates FIRST before installing my software and didn't run into any problems.  This has been a real pain for the last 4-5 months.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

 

In terms of any major software that I have installed on my device, I have Office 2016 and Adobe CS6 (sorry, I'm not paying any annual fee to ADOBE!!!).  Part of me wonders if it could possibly be related to any of the old Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Software that is installed as part of those "older' programs.  I currently have:

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (8.0.61001)

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) 8.0.61000

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64) 9.0.30729.4148

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64) 9.0.30729.6161

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86) 9.0.30729.4148

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86) 9.0.30729.6161

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x64) 10.0.40219

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86) 10.0.40219

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable  14.22.27821.0

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) 14.22.27821.0

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